Hollywood Station

Version: Unabridged
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
Narrator: Adam Grupper
Genres: Suspense
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Published In: April 2008
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

For a cop, a night on the job means killing time and trying not to get killed. If you're a cop in Hollywood Division, it also means dealing with the most overwrought, desperate, and deluded criminals anywhere. When you're patrolling Sunset and Hollywood Boulevards, neither a good reputation nor the lessons of scandals past will help you keep your cool, your sanity, or your life when things heat up.The robbery of a Hollywood jewelry store, complete with masks and a hand grenade, quickly connects to a Russian nightclub, an undercover operation gone bloodily wrong, and a cluelessly ambitious pair of tweakers.

Putting the pieces together are the sergeant they call the Oracle and his squad of street cops. There's Budgie Polk, a twenty-something firecracker with a four-month-old at home, and Wesley Drubb, a rich boy who joined the force seeking thrills. Fausto Gamboa is the tetchy veteran, and Hollywood Nate is the one who never shuts up about movies. They spend their days in patrol cars and their nights in the underbelly of a city that never sleeps. From their headquarters at Hollywood Station, they see the glamour city for what it is: a field of land mines, where the mundane is dangerous and the dangerous is mundane.

Reviews (1)

Characters are Morons

Written by Anonymous from Arnold, MD on March 4th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The narrator is fantastic, but I didn't like the book. Stopped about half way through. Just couldn't stand to hear more moronic thoughts.

Author Details

Author Details

Wambaugh, Joseph

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the beJoseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the bestselling author of seventeen prior works of fiction and nonstselling author of seventeen prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 200fiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of Ameri4, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in southern California. ca. He lives in southern California.